Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Game On!

Steve Elling reports that Michelle Wie has sent in her Q-School entry. I'm a little more excited than Hound Dog sounds: assuming Stacy Lewis has done the same thing, the Class of 2009 is likely to have an even better race for Rookie of the Year than the Class of 2008 has. We know 4-time Futures Tour winner Vicky Hurst, 3-time winner Mindy Kim, and M.J. Hur are fairly battle-tested, we already know Women's British Open champion Ji-Yai Shin is the best player on the KLPGA and perhaps already the JLPGA (having finished 1-2-2 in her 3 starts there this season), so Wie and Lewis will have to bring their A-game to the LPGA next season. And who knows who else will step up and join these players?

What? You think Wie and Lewis won't cruise through Q-School? Really?

[Update 1 (7:20 pm): Here's Daniel Wexler's response to the news.]

[Update 2 (8:52 pm): Here's Average Golfer's assessment.]

[Update 3 (9:11 pm): Speaking of Stacy Lewis, she's featured in this week's pre-tournament interviews (along with Susie Redman, who's coming out of retirement so her 80-year-old dad can watch her play one last time).]

[Update 4 (9/10/08, 10:44 am): Here's Wie's competition at Mission Hills.]


spyder said...

and now for that fully expected story:
And finally: The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has decided to repeal a policy requiring all players to speak English. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is incensed at the change, saying that "the players on the tour that will pay the price in the long term for not speaking English." Tancredo accused the the LPGA of caving to the "politically correct left."

When you can get Tom Tancredo to support your position, you know your idea is bankrupt. Perhaps the only positive thing you can say about him is that he is completely open about being a racist and fascist.

The Constructivist said...